25% of the land area of Queensland is in the catchment which drains into the Great Barrier Reef. This means it’s not just people on or using the reef that can help make a positive difference. The program involves schools, farmers, fishermen and local councils, that are committed to helping build and maintain a healthy reef system.
Some of the extra steps we take as Reef Guardian Fishers to help make a positive difference are:
We are constantly looking for ways to improve what we do and how we do it to minimise environmental impact.
We ensure every fish we catch is utilised to its maximum potential. No fish is ever wasted, and any fish caught that we don’t have a premium market for, is released alive. Every fish is handled with care and respect, and kept in the best possible condition.
We believe if we do the best we can by the environment, the environment we rely on will do the best for us as well.
The Great Barrier Reef is more than just a place we rely on for our business, its our life, its our families life, and we want it to stay that way for generations to come.